WHAT IS A MAKERSPACE?
A place in which people with shared interests can gather to work on projects while sharing ideas, equipment, and knowledge. A makerspace may contain all kinds of tools, from electronics and computers to shop tools, and provides a workspace for individuals and groups in the community to come together, learn and build. Makerspaces have been created all around the Puget Sound area and across the nation. Two examples of local makerspaces can be seen at FabLab Tacoma and SoDo Makerspace. There is a national organization of makerspaces that holds annual Maker Faires.